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Smithsonian museum to hold video game exhibit

on Tuesday,February 15,2011 21:02

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum has been known for hosting exhibits that display some of the world's most renowned works, but it will be catering to the younger generation with a project set to debut in April.

Recently, the facility announced that it will be hosting a video game exhibit titled, "The Art of Video Games," according to MTV News. The Smithsonian staff is holding a voting site where video game fans can have their say in what should be on display at the exhibit. There are 240 games that individuals can vote on until April 7 when the numbers will be tallied.

The games come from approximately 20 different systems. Smithsonian officials told the news source that 80 of the 240 games on the voting list will make the cut. The exhibit is set to debut on March 16 and run through September 30.

The goal is to reflect on how video games have evolved and served as an art medium over the past 40 years. The exhibit may convince individuals to enter a career in the industry of multimedia industry.

Employment of multimedia artists and animators in this field is expected to increase by 14 percent over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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